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A Piece of Work

BAM Fishman Space

Brooklyn Wed, Dec 18, 2013, 7:30 pm

A sophisticated algorithm slices and dices Hamlet in this daring work by Annie Dorsen.

An R&B Christmas

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts

Brooklyn Sat, Dec 21, 2013, 8:00 am

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College presents An R&B Christmas. This holiday concert features chart-topping doo-wop and R&B artists performing their biggest hits and some holiday favorites. The performance features Charlie Thomas’ Drifters (“Under the Boardwalk”), The Coasters (“Yakety Yak”), Blue Magic featuring original lead singer Ted ...

New York Pops Holiday Concert: “A Charlie Brown Christmas”

Carnegie Hall

Manhattan Sat, Dec 21, 2013, 2:00 pm

A Charlie Brown Christmas in a special holiday Family Concert with The New York Pops and Music Director Steven Reineke. This staged concert version of Charles M. Schulz's iconic television special brings the beloved Peanuts characters to life through special choreography performed by dancers from New York Theatre Ballet, with ...

The Brighton Ballet Theater, School of Russian American Ballet presents The Nutcracker

Kingsborough Commuity College Performing Arts Center

Brooklyn Sat, Dec 21, 2013, 6:30 pm

Choreographed by Edouard Kouchnarev, a new generation Russian choreographer who has danced and choreographed throughout the world, our production is a charming introduction to ballet and to the classic tale of The Nutcracker created especially for children. In spectacular costumes, dancers from the Brighton Ballet Theater's professional and junior companies ...

Pre-College String Ensemble

Peter Jay Sharp Theater

Manhattan Sat, Dec 21, 2013, 5:00 pm

Shih-Hung Young, conductorMOZART Divertimento in B-flat Major, K. 137 CORELLI Concerto Grosso No. 8 in G Minor, Op. 6, "Christmas Concerto" HINDEMITH Suite of French Dances ELGAR Serenade for Strings in E Minor, Op. 20

The Gaits: A High Line Soundwalk

High Line

Manhattan Sat, Dec 21, 2013, 5:00 pm

This solstice event from Make Music New York’s Make Music Winter series is a smartphone-powered parade that transforms the High Line into a personalized auditory experience.

Macy’s Sunday Story Time: Christmas Wishes

New-York Historical Society

Manhattan Sun, Dec 22, 2013, 11:30 am

The Carpenter's Gift: A Christmas Tale about the Rockefeller Center Tree by David RubelThanks to a group of carpenters working during the Great Depression, Henry’s Christmas wish to live in a nice, warm house may come true. Join us to find out and learn how a Rockefeller Center tradition makes ...

Annual Holiday Concert featuring “Messiah”

Queensborough Performing Arts Center

Queens Sun, Dec 22, 2013, 4:00 pm

The Oratorio Society of Queens performs portions of Handel's “Messiah,” as well as traditional Christmas favorites and Chanukah songs with its 125-plus member chorus under the direction of Maestro David Close with featured soloists Geraldine McMillian, soprano, John Easterlin, tenor, Vaughn Fritts, bass-baritone, Guest Artist Cantor Jerry Korobow and with ...

Salomé Chamber Orchestra

Metropolitan Museum of Art | Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium

Manhattan Sun, Dec 22, 2013, 6:00 pm

Salomé Chamber Orchestra David Aaron Carpenter, featured soloistFollowing their dazzling sold-out series of concerts last season, the electric Salomé Chamber Orchestra—hailed by the "New York Times" as "crisp and polished"—returns to the Met for a program of seasonal music.

Striking 12: The GrooveLily Musical

54 Below

Manhattan Mon, Dec 23, 2013, 7:00 pm

The indie pop-rock band GrooveLily returns to New York City this season for the first time in three years to spread some holiday warmth on cold winter nights, performing their critically acclaimed, secular holiday musical, Striking 12.

The Pirates of Penzance: New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players

Symphony Space

Manhattan Fri, Dec 27, 2013, 8:00 pm

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players presents The Pirates of Penzance.When eye patches were as popular as iPads! These sentimental, sherry sipping pirates don't need a GPS to find a "bevy of beautiful maidens" on the rocky coast of Cornwall, and their dutiful 21 year old apprentice, Frederic, doesn't need ...


Dr. Stevan Dweck Center for Contemporary Culture

Brooklyn Fri, Dec 27, 2013, 1:00 pm

Learn about the seven principles and symbols of Kwanzaa and enjoy performances. Make zawadi.